Deloitte announce 2006 Tech Fast 50

Xsil, a leading provider of innovative laser micro-machining systems to the semi-conductor industry, has scooped the top prize in this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards. The company achieved a staggering aggregate growth in revenue of 17,333% in the last five years. Xsil was also top of the Fast 50 ranking in 2003. Second place was taken by Digiweb, a leading broadband provider to the business and consumer sectors using wireless, satellite and DSL technology. An aggregate growth rate of 3,498% over the last 5 years saw the company jump from third place last year to second place in this year’s ranking. Third place was taken by IT security company Espion, a first time winner with an aggregate growth rate of 2,827%. Fourth and fifth places went to PulseLearning Ltd, an eLearning business specialising in regulatory compliance, and Zamano, a provider of mobile phone services, respectively. Zamano was a rising star winner in last year’s competition. This year, there were two winners in the Rising Stars category which recognises younger companies with the fastest growth in turnover over the past three years. Carlow based company Netwatch was the Republic of Ireland’s representative, with Sensor Technology & Devices Ltd representing Northern Ireland. The Fast 50 programme, now in its seventh year ranks the fastest-growing technology companies in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. Thirty-five companies from the Republic of Ireland and 15 companies from Northern Ireland were recognised for achieving an average annual growth of 852% over the last 5 years. This represents an increase of 329% on last year. Announcing the winners of the Technology Fast 50 programme,...

Digiweb launch Ireland’s most cost effective broadband & voice package

* 1Mbps, always on Broadband, Home phone plus unlimited local and national (32 county) calls for only €34.95 per month * €20.00 per month less than eircom bundles’ “Always on 1Mbps + Talktime anytime”, a massive saving of 40% * Free installation offer until the end of 2006 * Metro now also available in Naas, Portlaoise, Athlone, Kilkenny and Letterkenny. Digiweb Ltd (www.digiweb.ie)has today announced Ireland’s most competitive broadband, home phone and unlimited local and national calls package, offering a massive saving of up to 40% over the eircom equivalent package. The service is available in all Digiweb Metro locations which now include Dublin, Waterford, Cork, Galway, Dundalk, Limerick, Portlaoise, Letterkenny, Oranmore, Naas, Drogheda, Carlow, Athlone & Kilkenny (Launching shortly :- Maynooth, Celbridge, Navan and Athy) . The offer is open to existing and new customers and is an additional option to the existing Metro packages, it is not compulsory. Market comparison :- Product Monthly Fee Digiweb Metro 1Mbps + Talk Option €34.95 Eircom always on 1Mbps + talktime anytime (bundle) €54.99 BT 1Mbps Broadband + Total talk* €45.00 Pricing correct at 21/11/2006 * BT total talk also includes UK landline calls By the end of 2006 Digiweb’s market leading Metro product will be available to over 65% of the entire Irish population. Digiweb has always believed that building and owning a network entirely independent of the incumbent operator, eircom, would lead to greater choice and flexibility to the Irish consumer and ultimately lower prices and this is shown in today’s announcement. Commenting on the announcement, John Quinn, Head of Strategic Development at Digiweb stated “There is simply no...

Digiweb contracts EU Networks to provide 140km Fibre Network

Source: EU Networks Dublin, Ireland –20th November–euNetworks, (SGX: H23.SI), owner and operator of Europe’s highest capacity fibre network and provider of mission critical infrastructure and services, today announced that it has concluded an agreement with Digiweb, one of Ireland’s largest voice and data providers. Under the terms of the agreement EuNetworks will deploy a 14O kilometre metropolitan fibre network in Dublin, Ireland over which Digiweb will enable their rapidly expanding customer base with a range of broadband services. Digiweb is a provider of high speed voice and data solutions, using a range of technologies such as Wireless, DSL and satellite, who required a flexible and scalable backbone fibre infrastructure, over which to deliver their broadband and voice services to both business and residential customers. The private fibre network deployed by euNetworks, which is in excess of 140km, redundantly links the new Digiweb Technology Campus hosting facility in Blanchardstown, Dublin, with all major datacenters in Dublin and all major Business and Corporate parks. The self-healing ring configuration ensures the highest levels of security, reliability and performance. Digiweb will also utilise their Dublin private fibre network to connect the local telephone exchanges within the city to enable LLU (Local loop unbundling). As Digiweb expands throughout Europe, euNetworks, as Europe’s highest capacity network provider, is uniquely positioned to continue to deliver such a high density network solution on both a local and pan European basis. John Quinn, Head of Strategy at Digiweb, commented: “The growth of our business critically depends upon reliability and quality of service to our customers. Having complete ownership of our own dark fibre ring in Dublin provides us...

Digiweb Slash Cost of Doing Business Online

* “€1 per day for Broadband + Domain + Phone + Hosting + Company Email” * Extensive new Web Hosting services introduced for Irish businesses * .IE domain fees cut over 50% to just € 29.99 per year and .com only €6.99 * Hassle free E-business and CRM applications extend scope of hosting * Simplified renewals and transfers promote increased competition and savings DIGIWEB has today launched an extensive range of hosting and domain name packages which aim to eliminate the hassles of establishing and maintaining an effective web presence, and to assist Irish firms in exploiting the Internet and Broadband to achieve cost-effective business growth. Just 12 months since Digiweb shook up competition in the Broadband market with the launch of its combined broadband and phone service, Metro, the Irish ISP has now launched an onslaught on the status quo which has existed for some time in the Web Hosting, Dedicated and Managed Server and Domain Name Registration market. Dan King, General Manager Digiweb Hosting, stated “we aim to remove any complexity in maintaining a website, and to do so at the most attractive pricing in the country, including slashing the cost of registering or renewing .IE and other domains. Indeed, combining our Hosting and Metro services a customer will have a domain, broadband access, a phone line, web hosting, and company-wide email for less than €30 per month, on a single bill. That’s less than €1 per day and until now is simply unheard of!” The new Business Starter package for just €9.99 per month offers complete website hosting and 250 email accounts, and includes a free...

Digiweb secures €20m to Drive Expansion

· Digiweb to extend successful Metro network nationally · Ireland’s first 4G mobile broadband network to be deployed · 100 new high tech jobs planned bringing firm to 220 · Follow-on funding available for further acquisitions Digiweb Ltd confirms that it has today concluded a €20m funding round in conjunction with the Moritz Group, one of Ireland’s leading investment development firms active throughout Ireland and Central Europe. Until now, Digiweb’s rapid expansion and construction of its national networks has been entirely self-financed through reinvestment of revenues and a business expansion programme. The company has built a reputation for delivering innovative and quality services nationwide that other providers have found difficult to match. Digiweb’s Metro service, launched just 12 months ago, has enjoyed phenomenal take-up amongst both business and home subscribers, uniquely offering a Broadband and Telephone bundle for less than €20 per month, less than the basic line rental fee consumers are being charged by other operators before broadband is added. The new funds will extend Digiweb’s ongoing expansion of Metro throughout Ireland, will support the company’s further expansion into Europe, and will build Ireland’s first 4G mobile network, details of which are due to be announced soon. “On foot of this investment we can aggressively address the question of broadband availability across the country, and will accelerate our plans to extend our market leading networks and services further across both Ireland and Europe”, stated Colm Piercy, Managing Director, “in addition to ongoing organic growth through our compelling service offering, we continue to evaluate opportunities for acquisition and entry to new International markets” “We were delighted to recognise within...